Paul D’Amour joins Ministry

Former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour has been announced as the new bass player for Industrial metal stalwarts Ministry. He’ll be joining them on their tour next month, and has also apparently joined them in the studio.

Al Jourgensen also tells an amusing anecdote related to Tool:

“I used to live with Timothy Leary, and he had given me these bottles of liquid LSD to bring on tour,” Jourgensen recalled. “I’d put two drops in my bottle of whiskey that I’d bring onstage. I’d drink about half the bottle during a show. So we were on Lollapalooza in ’92, I think it was San Francisco, and when we came offstage there were these two guys who were like, ‘Great show, dude!’ So I gave them my bottle of Bushmills, but I forgot that I had put LSD in it. So they drank it and they were tripping balls for, like, two or three days. They didn’t know what was going on and they were freaking out. They were ready to call suicidal hotlines. It turned out to be Paul and Maynard from Tool! … But he actually thanked me for that moment because he said it really got Tool going into being a psychedelic band.”

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/ministry-enlist-tools-original-bassist-paul-damour

Ministry are best know for their iconic 90s albums such as Psalm 69 and The Mind is the Terrible Thing to Taste

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biff22
biff22
1 year ago

That story is fuckin legendary. Paul looks ten years younger than he is in that pic. He could be the thing that makes that band killer again.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
1 year ago

The bassist that never wanted to be a bassist ends up being a bassist….

nails
nails
1 year ago

I miss Paul in Tool. Loved his riffs. Most of my favorite songs are the ones he was on including the ones on aenima..

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
1 year ago

Al Jourgensen looks like a The Predator.

Maynerd
Maynerd
1 year ago

Psalm 69 was a pretty good album.
A shame they could never reach that greatness again.
Super boring gig for a bass player, at least he’ll make some decent money with the touring.

bloo-mune
bloo-mune
1 year ago

It’s May 31st … does this mean the site maintenance is done? Also, if Paul is part of Ministry does this mean the Lesser Key project is dead? I REALLY enjoyed Lesser Key and was hoping for more.